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Denis Costello
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From LA to Houston
From LA to Houston

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Honesty, attitude, angst and rebelliousness.

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I really enjoyed hearing Heather sing while on the Melville.
I love you! Wish I could be there.

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Reflection
As we are approaching the University of Washington. Some time has passed since we departed the R/V Melville. Some of the scientists headed home to be with their families, while others have moved on to their next scientific opportunity. I decided to stay in ...

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Docked
Sunrise at 04:45. I woke up at 04:15, unable to sleep any longer.  I had been through the Ballard Locks before, so I thought that I would just sleep through our passage scheduled for 05:00, but I just couldn't do it.  I have never through the Locks at sunri...

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100th Day
Last night's sunset off the coast of Washington. We finished our sampling with two final CTD casts.  The weather inside Puget Sound was perfect: air temperatures in the high 60s with a slight breeze, accompanied by abundant sunshine.  This was ideal for our...

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Sacrifice
"Happy 5th birthday Kai!  Love, Dad." Julian Herndon, RTC-SFSU Over the past few days, I've been able to catch up with my old friend, Julian Herndon.  Although Julian and I attended USC as undergraduate students,  it wasn't until our 2004 cruise on the R/V ...

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Splitting the Strait
View of the Olympic Peninsula, Washington state. Tatoosh Island is on the right. We woke up to stillness.  As luck would have it, we missed the anticipated bad weather as it stayed offshore.   The R/V Melville slowly sailed on the glass-like Strait of Juan ...

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Rolling Seas
Our transect line for the day. Hannah Glover (NOAA-PMEL)   is seen here sampling from  a Niskin bottle. The R/V Melville was on station before 06:00.  The ship was rocking in the water, the sun was out, and the wind started to pick up.  I turned on my lapto...

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Our transect line for the day. The R/V Melville was on station before 06:00.  The ship was rocking in the water, the sun was out, and the wind started to pick up.  I turned on my laptop, opened up my programs, and put on some music.   Concerto in B Minor fo...
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